Bookstore Poem #28. The role of enchantment in the collapse of the universe (a poem)

Another outing to Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

When a gesture
expresses enchantment
the gold breaks down
another increment
towards becoming
its constituent parts

When an observer
sees enchantment
expressed in a gesture
it is the psyche
that breaks down

Unlike gold
it simply collapses

(6 January 2018)